UPDATE: Crash pilot flying from Alberta
UPDATE 10:30 am Tuesday– Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP say pilot who crashed in the North Okanagan Monday evening was flying out of Northern Alberta and was planning to land the float plane on Okanagan Lake. Police say the pilot was a 52 year old man from Vancouver Island.
UPDATE 9:10pm– The pilot and only victim has been taken from the scene. He’s conscious, suffering only minor injuries. He’s being transported by ground ambulance to hospital for further examination. The aircraft is a Cessna 180 float plane. It’s said to have crumpled in half but fortunately did not spark a fire. The crash site is in a mountainous area about 6 miles NW of the Vernon airport.
Police say the pilot was a 52 year old man from Vancouver Island.
NORTH OKANAGAN–RCMP and BC Ambulance crews are on the scene of a small plane crash off Westside Road in the North Okanagan.
The report came in early Monday evening and crews were dispatched to an area up Six Mile Creek Rd.
Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk confirms that the plane has been located and the pilot is being removed from the scene.
Our Global News crew reports that the pilot will be airlifted out.
There’s no word on the extent of his injuries.
We will provide more information when it becomes available.